Comedian Amy Schumer Lands Whopping $8–10 Million Book Deal

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by Melissa Ragsdale

Fresh off her Emmy win, Amy Schumer has reportedly signed a book deal with Gallery Books worth nearly 10 million dollars. This advance is astounding even when compared to similar titles. In 2012, the world was shocked when Lena Dunham’s hit book, Not That Kind of Girl, sold for $3.7 million dollars. Aziz Ansari’s recent book Modern Romance sold for $3.5 million. Tina Fey comes relatively close to Schumer’s level, having sold Bossypants for $6 million.

In addition to the book deal, Schumer’s Inside Amy Schumer won both an Emmy and a Peabody this year, her movie Trainwreck was a box-office success and she’s about to be the first female comedian to headline Madison Square Garden. Schumer is known for her fun and fearless personality, and her ability to tell it how it is.

The book’s working title is The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. It will feature personal and observational stories about Schumer’s childhood and will be published in late 2016.

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